The UHP is changing our GPA requirement. Currently, to be eligible to remain in the Honors Program, students must maintain the ability to graduate with a 3.4. Beginning this spring, students must be able to graduate with a 3.0. The freshman GPA requirement of a 3.0 will remain in place.
How many times have you heard from your faculty and advisors that “a B is a good grade”? The faculty of the UHP recently met to consider the curriculum and as part of that discussion decided to change our GPA requirement in an effort to better align our policies with our values. The faculty believed that the new standard might better enable students to experience course work with less stress about grades. The hope is that students will be better able to enjoy and learn from challenging assignments without an excess of GPA-induced fear!